The Malta Foundation School has been re-granted affiliation by the UKFPO
The Malta Foundation School was re-granted affiliation to the UK Foundation Programme on the 19th September 2011 for a further 5 years, after fulfilling the Quality standards of the Medical Council Malta and the UKFPO. In September 2014, after a further assessment, the affiliation of the Malta Foundation School and Programme to the UKFP was renewed for a further five years until September 2019.
At a ceremony celebrating this occasion at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta, Professor Derek Gallen Director of the UK Foundation Programme Office and Dr Stuart Carney Deputy Director signed a new Memorandum of understanding together with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health Dr Kenneth Grech and the Minister of Health the Hon Joseph Cassar, and presented the Malta Foundation School with the Certificate of Affiliation.
Present for the occasion were also Her Excellency Ms Louise Stanton, British High Commissioner for Malta who helped facilitate this project all along, Dr John Cachia whose vision and support to the Foundation School during his tenure as Director General were crucial to this continuing success, Foundation School Directors Prof Kevin Cassar and Dr Tonio Piscopo, Foundation School Manager Ms Caroline Galea, Foundation Training Programme Directors Drs Pierre Ellul, Josef Micallef and Etienne Muscat, and Foundation School Co-ordinator Ms Christabelle Farrugia. Also present were the Hospital CEO Eng Joseph Caruana, the Post-graduate Training Centre Team, Chair of the Foundation School Board Mr Ray Galea and first and ex-Chair Mr Arthur Felice, members of the Medical Council Malta, members of the Management Committee, Educational and Clinical Supervisors, Foundation doctors, Medical students and members of the Hospital administration.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the above for their trust and support. Special mentions also go to Dr Bridget Langham Trent Foundation School Director and Ms Carrie Moore during her role as Communications Director at the UKFPO, and to all those others who have contributed to this success.